We recruit, train and support adult volunteers to mentor young people in need of early help, offering time and space to explore difficulties and follow their positive interests
Mentoring Plus supports young people in Bath & NE Somerset who are facing challenges. We help 5-25 year olds feel connected through award-winning mentoring schemes, youth clubs and inspiring activities programmes in our community.
Our volunteer mentors come from all walks of life, all age groups (over 21) and all life experiences. They are all kind, reliable, committed to a year-long mentoring relationship, and enjoy getting out and about with their mentee, following the young person’s interests and trying new things around our county. We always need our next cohort of mentors and provide full training at intervals throughout the year.
As well as the rewards of making a difference to a young person needing support, volunteer mentors tell us they have learned confidence, listening and communications skills, self-knowledge and lots about what’s going on in our community. Lots return to mentor again, and some make a career change as a result.
Christmas Wreath Making Workshops at Riverside
Join us for fun and festive wreath making workshops at our Riverside youth hub, materials will be provided for you to create your very own beautiful natural wreath to take home. Cost includes full tuition and refreshments in a relaxed and creative environment.
No previous experience required, just a sense of fun! Max. group size 8, Min age 8. Children working with adults free. Workshop duration approx. 90 mins, £35pp.
Thank you to all our runners
What a fantastic day we had Bath Half Marathon on Sunday. Thank you to our runners who were all amazing, our staff volunteers who helped out on the day in the charity hall, Sue from No Regrets Running Bath and everybody that came by our stand for a cup of tea and a chat.
One of our mentors ran the entire race in a frog costume, thanks Alan you were amazing!
We will have a few charity places in the March 2024 Bath Half, if your interested in a place get in touch.
Photo credit: Anna Barclay
Join us for our AGM on Monday 27th November, 6.30pm at Riverside Youth Hub
How can we help young people thrive in education? What works? What can we do alongside schools to help young people cope within them?That’s our theme at this year’s Mentoring Plus AGM with speakers and discussions. If you have children and teens at school, if you’re a school staff member, a fellow professional, a supporter of our work or just interested in young people’s wellbeing, we want you to join the conversation.
Each young person we support has a different story to tell - each one as powerful as the next